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PBS
Oct 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
quote denied by the obama administration, appears in the "washington post." it says u.s. intelligence agencies have gained access to hundreds of millions of google and yahoo user accounts by secretly tapping into company data centers. late today, six top tech companies-- yahoo, google, aol, apple, microsoft and facebook-- sent a letter to congress, calling for enhanced privacy protections. barton gellman broke the story for "the washington post."
PBS
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
, feenlly saudi arabia's unhappiness with the obama administration burst into full flower as we recall a couple of weeks ago with blind quotes and attributed quote to its intelligence chief voicing such displeasure over the u.s. what they see as president obama's flip-flop on whether or not to strike syria over chemical weapons, for one. and two, it's now very vigorous pursuit of negotiations with iran. so for saudi t is really all about the big struggle for power in the region between itself and iran. and there's definitely a doubt about the steadfastness of the u.s.. >> ifill: so is it real anger or diplomatic anger? >> that's much debated. there is real anger on the issues and you heard that from the foreign minister today, who really ticked them off. and he said at one point there are ticking time bombs that cannot just be managed and managed endlessly. about syria and iran. but i'm reliably told that the sawed saudies despite the threats in the earlier stories, they don't plan to try to totally go-it-alone in funding and giving arms to rebels in syriament because they think only t
PBS
Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm PDT
i'm aware of ever advocated it being permanent and i don't even think the obama administration is seeking to make it permanent. but also i think it's very important that you can't talk about the safety net one program in isolation. we have over 80 different programs providing cash food housing and medical care to poor people. doesn't include social security and medicare. we spend close to a trillion dollars a year. that's about $10,000 for each low income american. this constitutes a cut of about of about one half of 1%. >> brown: are you suggesting people will not feel this right away? >> i'm suggesting very few people get food stamps alone and therefore you have to look at the overall package of assistance that they get which is closer to $27,000 to $30,000 a year. in that context this type of restraint is less alarming than if you just look at food stamps alone. very few families get food stamps alone. >> we are now talking about $1.40 per person per meal. and whereas the snap allotment could have lasted for three weeks because of this reduction in a household's monthly expendi
PBS
Oct 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, and it was taken advantage of by the situation in syria. >> reporter: obama administration officials don't disagree, but want to help maliki anyway. the reason, explains ryan crocker, is that there's still much at stake in what happens in iraq for the security of the u.s. and the wider region. >> we are seeing the most volatile and bloody times in the middle east's modern history and it is denominated in sectarian terms. this is more than anything a sectarian fight, iraq has been through that, al-qaeda is doing its best to reignite it. the situation in syria can be very contagious, so key countries like iraq have to hold and we have to help them hold or the entire region might just go up in flames. i liken syria to a forest fire. the really big ones cannot be >> reporter: yet after the thousands of american troop deaths and billions of dollars spent in iraq before the u.s. pull-out in late 2011. there is some pushback on capitol hill to maliki's requests. in a letter to the president yesterday, mccain and five other senators of both parties urged mr obama to press maliki to formulate
PBS
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: more obamacare website embarrassment. the obama administration is coping with a comedy offer throors is making the work of snl comedians too easy. >> how it's been crashing, breaking. >> have you tried restarting your computer? >> reporter: the emergency for healthcare.gov, the system is down at the moment, actually several crashed moments due a technical mal mufntle after hours passed, the white house said -- >> glad to see that the website is up and running. we're continuing to work. >> reporter: the administration grappling with fresh revelations from the nsa spying scandal. a spanish newspaper reports they collected data on 60 million phone calls in spain in a 33-day -- 30-day period. >> we're conduct a review. we're mindful that some of the disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. those relationships are vital to help keep americans safe. >> reporter: meanwhile, the wall street journal reported a at to eavesdropping on 45 leaders after learning about it on saturday. >>> we're still taking calls in our house call segment. thank you for joining use happy to be
WETA
Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm EDT
that obama administration say we've got all these substan start policies. that just isn't the case. i had a gold-plated health insurance plan. i could go to any doctor or hospital in the united states virtually. i could go to mayo clinic, the cleveland clinic. i've been in the health insurance business for 40 years. i had a cadillac plan. my health insurance company sent me a cancellation notice, told me i could go look at other plans for january. the best plan i can find personally is another blue cross plan, i'm happy to stay in that network. but it's got a much narrower network, hundreds of thousands of providers less, the deductble is $500 higher and the rate increase is 56% more. i spoke a good friend in fresno who told me his grand daughter is getting a 43% increase and she's got a terrific plan. >> ifill: let's distinguish between -- >> this is a small percentage of people, that just isn't the case. >> ifill: let's distinguish between anecdotes and the larger question, mr. lazewski, which is how much of this is -- when you're talking about people like you in the individual mark
PBS
Oct 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
obama administration officials in charge of the rollout of healthcare.gov. i'm gwen ifill. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. for all of us here at the pbs newshour, thank you, and good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org 
PBS
Oct 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> reporter: there is no apology for the latest dustup over obama care. >> if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. if you like your doctor, keep your doctor. >> reporter: for 14 million americans who buy private health insurance, that may not be true. >> they're being told they can't, that's a lie. >> reporter: julie prince received a letter from her insurance company saying her private plan no longer exists. >> i'm not going to be able to afford anything if i get sick. >> reporter: because insurance companies which offered cheap insurance like julie's lef out basic required by obama care, hospital coverage, maternity, mental health and prescription drugs and are forced to cancel those plans and replace them. julie's new premium would be $210 a month, three times more than she pays now. three independent health care experts tell abc news, julie and the oerts are likely to find plans just as cheap on the marketplace when it's fully fu
WETA
Nov 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
policy inside the obama administration for the sort of stuff he can't do through congress and so the real question comes to funding. we need "x" amount of dollars to rebridge this bridge, shore up this shoreline, work on roads and infrastructure and be prepared for wildfires and excessive heat, it will ultimately be up to congress to decide how to appropriate but to the extent he can use executive power to further his policy goals and say, hey, i believe climate change exists and we need to take it seriously. this is his effort to do that. >> so what does it mean for a local government? all of those things that you outlined raising bridges and so forth, that all costs money. >> if local governments want to make the case that they needed added infrastructure dollars, they can certainly do it in this context to say we're coastal, we're in a tornado zone, or what have you. but to the extent the local governments don't want to actively participate, the question then becomes is the federal government going to be at least under the obama administration holding this executive order and
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